Yu Yangyi and Tan Zhongyi are the 2020 Chinese champions

by Klaus Besenthal
1/2/2021 – The Chinese Championships took place in the city of Xinghua. In the open section, Yu Yangyi, Lu Shanglei and Wei Yi all collected 8 points after 11 rounds. Yu Yangyi, however, had the best tiebreak score. Fourth place went to the Women's World Champion Ju Wenjun, whose predecessor in the post of World Champion, Tan Zhongyi, won the women’s tournament. | Photo: Nadja Wittmann

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Chinese Championships 2020

Yu Yangyi was the sole leader before the eleventh and last round, but then only managed to score a draw, while Lu Shanglei and Wei Yi won their games.

Lu Shanglei defeated Wen Yang in an entertaining struggle:


Final standings

All games


Women’s tournament

The women’s tournament was won by former world champion Tan Zhongyi, who was also the clear rating favourite in the field. Tan obtained 8 points to finish a half point ahead of a two-player chasing pack.

Final standings

All games



Klaus Besenthal is computer scientist, has followed and still follows the chess scene avidly since 1972 and since then has also regularly played in tournaments.
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MauvaisFou MauvaisFou 1/3/2021 11:25
Anybody can tell if it was on-line or not, what was the time control, etc ?
Frits Fritschy Frits Fritschy 1/2/2021 11:19
After a bit of googling, found an answer on Marc Crowther's tweet with the same question that he probably was the organizer's wildcard, a 'local player'. What amazed me even more is that he is among the best 500 active Chinese players! My near-2100 rating wasn't enough for that position on the Dutch rating list...
Frits Fritschy Frits Fritschy 1/2/2021 10:54
Anybody can tell what's the story about Zhang Rui?